DARE Theme Lead – Data & Priors


Professor Dacheng Tao (University of Sydney)

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Information Sciences)
Master of Philosophy (Information Engineering)
PhD (Computer Science)

Dacheng Tao received his BEng degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), his MPhil degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and his PhD from the University of London (London). Previously, he worked as a Professor of Computer Science with ARC Future Fellowship (level 3) in the University of Technology Sydney, a Nanyang Assistant Professor in the Nanyang Technological University, an Assistant Professor in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Currently, he is a Professor of Computer Science with ARC Laureate Fellowship and Inaugural Director of the UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre, School of Computer Science and Faculty of Engineering in The University of Sydney. His research interests spread across subareas in artificial intelligence (AI), including computer vision, data science, deep learning, image processing, machine learning, medical informatics, social media, and video surveillance.

His research results have expounded in one monograph and 500+ publications at prestigious journals and proceedings in prominent conferences, such as IEEE T-PAMI, T-IP, T-IT, T-NNLS, T-CYB, IJCV, JMLR, AIJ, IJCAI, AAAI, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICDM, and KDD, with several best paper awards, such as the IEEE ICDM’07 best theory/algorithm paper runner up award, the IEEE ICDM’13 best student paper award, the 2014 ICDM 10-year highest-impact paper award, the IJCAI 2017 distinguished student paper award, the IJCAI 2018 distinguished paper award, and the 2017 IEEE signal processing society best paper award. He has been a Highly-Cited Researcher since 2014.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and the Australian Academy of Science. In addition to the DARE Centre, he has extensive experience in industry collaboration and translating academic research output into practical applications. He is a chief investigator for the ARC Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention and is involved with the Smart Satellite Cooperative Research Centre.